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State of Lies { A Book Review}

**I received a complementary copy of this book for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

 The secrets of those closest to us can be the most dangerous of all.

Months after her husband, Sean, is killed by a hit-and-run driver, physicist Georgie Brennan discovers he lied to her about where he had been going that day. A cryptic notebook, a missing computer, and strange noises under her house soon have her questioning everything she thought she knew.

With her job hanging by a thread, her son struggling to cope with his father’s death, and her four-star general father up for confirmation as the next Secretary of Defense, Georgie quickly finds herself tangled in a political intrigue that has no clear agenda and dozens of likely villains. Only one thing is clear: someone wants her dead too.

The more she digs for the truth, the fewer people she can trust.

Not her friends.

Not her parents.

Maybe not even herself.

Siri Mitchell is the author of 14 novels. She has also written 2 novels under the pseudonym of Iris Anthony. She graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and has worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. Siri is a big fan of the semi-colon but thinks the Oxford comma is irritatingly redundant. Visit her online at sirimitchell.com; Facebook: SiriMitchell; Twitter: @SiriMitchell.

Do you ever pick up a book to start reading it and find yourself thinking that perhaps you made the wrong decision? This book was that for me... but not for the reason you might think. It wasn't because it was BAD, but because it was so action packed from the very start that I had to keep reading. My plans of 'I'll just dip my toes in with a few chapters before I go to sleep...' became 'Sleep, who needs sleep? I MUST know what happens!' Once I started, I did not want to put it down!

This story is so filled with twists and turns that you will be questioning not only everyone in the story, but you might just find yourself wondering if you should trust those around you too. It truly is a story that shows us that sometimes the truth is far from what we know. As truths are revealed throughout the story, we see just how far someone is willing to go to keep them hidden. The action packed events had me at the edge of my seat right through the end. I couldn't get enough.

Christian suspense is my personal favorite genre, and while this is classified as such and published by Thomas Nelson (a Christian publishing company), I would say that it barely really falls into that category if at all. There is brief mention of faith here and there, but it does not play a major role as many others in the genre do. For this reason, I could see it having a broader appeal beyond those who typically read the Christian genre. That being said, there are a few more suggestive scenes that some Christians may not appreciate either. Though these scenes are not graphic (more implied than detailed) and DO occur between a married couple only, it is more than what you would typically expect in a Christian read and therefor worth noting before you read. Personally, while I think these scenes could have been left out, I also don't feel like they took away from the story, or that they were overtly inappropriate.

Overall, this was a great read and one that fans of a good mystery will thoroughly enjoy! I know I did!

State of Lies will be available on August 13th. You can preorder your copy today.


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